We’ve complied our data to give you an inside look at the most common barriers to medication adherence, as reported by our members. Understanding how each individual in your population is impacted by these barriers is critical to improving medication adherence results and reducing costs.
Barrier #1 - Time Management
The most frequent reason given for not taking medication properly is poor time management. Many distractions get in the way of taking medication as prescribed; forgetfulness, lack of a medication-taking routine, competing priorities, complex medication regimens, no pill box or medication planner – the list could go on and on.
A critical component of an effective medication adherence intervention is engagement and education which enables patients to become active participants in the development of their treatment plan. Our health coaches telephonically coach patients and are able to suggest resources for them to overcome time management issues.